A new Japanese venue, Makira is now open at Dusit Thani Dubai.

We recently accepted an invitation to review Makira. A brand new Japanese eatery at Dusit Thani, the concept is an ode to Japan’s most beloved dishes – Maki and Ramen.

Embracing both traditional and modern cultures, the cozy space is dominated with minimalist wooden features accented with graphic, contemporary Japanese artwork. Guests are welcomed with a variety of illuminated multi-coloured Japanese umbrellas, showcased as ceiling features at the entrance, perfect for that mirror-gram selfie.

Traditional Japanese Uchiwa Fans and Furoshiki Boxes in different colours and patterns add a traditional touch to the walls, whilst the striking Samurai ramen graphics of Seiten No Heki-Reki and Hana YoriDango provide a great contrast to the restaurant’s overall aesthetic.

The menu offers a range of ramen, sushi, sashimi and bowls made using unique cooking techniques. The restaurant takes pride in the fact that each ingredient is handpicked from the best farms. 

Featuring a variety of Japanese rolls we started with the Aburi Truffle Wagyu Roll (wagyu beef slices, avocado, truffle kewpie, crispy onions and yakiniku sauce) and Ebi Tempura Uramaki (prawns tempura, avocado, orange tobiko, spicy kewpie and teriyaki). 

The Wagyu Beef Ramen (traditional Shoyu broth with wagyu beef chashu), came highly recommended and we shared the hearty bowl as the portion is really generous.

From the selection ofpoke and chirashi we tried the Tuna Poke (quinoa, charred pineapple, edamame, snow peas and red radish served with Bloody Mary dressing).

Everything we tried was not only presented with a lot of care and effort, it also had the perfect balance of flavors. Makira is ideal for a quick lunch or an after work dinner with friends and family.

 MakiRa is located on the ground floor of Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road.

Open daily for Lunch (12nn to 3pm) and Dinner (7pm to 11pm). For reservations: +9714-3174515

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